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Originally Posted by DesireeH
I have a Tanta Mijntje! Well she is older and goes by Meip now but still, how neat!
Originally Posted by nonconformnmom
Welcome! I love your breastfeeding smilie.
|I was just emailing my husband about slate.com - they did a series of essays (diary entries, really) about life in Holland that I thought was right on. My husband agreed. It was really nicely written.|
Originally Posted by captain optimism
Hi! I remember reading the links on your site when my baby was young. Thanks for maintaining it! I spent a few months in Amsterdam doing research in 1994 and have a warm place in my heart just thinking about that time, so finding a breastfeeding site with an .nl suffix made me happy.
Originally Posted by eemamahob
I LOVE THE SMILIE!!!! Hope we can use it!!
Originally Posted by Mijntje
So nice that you know our site? Does that mean you read/speak dutch? Very good for just a couple of months stay!
Nice that just the suffix makes you so happy... means something about being here!
|Postcard From Holland
In Holland there is a table
in front of me
with cafe' au lait
and some kind of cookie
outside the window
there's a wide and gentle canal
two swans swim in it,
in their mirror images
they must be in love.
The handsome Holland people
ride ecological bikes
or sometimes their dogs
might take them along for a hike,
I stood by the tall ships
and stepped in some old Dutch dog shit,
it began to rain
a strange enchanted mist
and I love the cookies here
I could live forever here
Originally Posted by captain optimism
I can read Nederlandse-taal with a dictionary, not very well or fluently. When I was there I was able to understand sermons in synagogue (in part because there were Hebrew phrases interspersed) and television shows. I didn't get jokes though, I think when you are really fluent in a foreign language you start to get the jokes. I would try to speak to people in Dutch and they would accuse me of having a German accent. Not fair, we don't even have classes for reading Dutch here. Every Dutch person in Amsterdam could speak English, French, German and some absurdly difficult other foreign language that they were just picking up for a hobby!
|Do you know this song, by Adrian Belew, Postcard from Holland?|
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